training is a daily event as long as weather permits. But other duties
keep the crane handlers and trainers busy many for hours each day. For
example, Sara Zimorski works with 15,000 mealworms in the clip below.
Why are mealworms
to crane training?
Text of Mealworm
"We provide treats to the chicks after they do flights and stuff.
We have puppets that can dispense treats, and a lot of what we use are
these mealworms. We order mealworms 5,000 to 15,000 at a time, and they
come in the mail. We have to empty them outof the bag they come in and
we put them in cornmeal. We put half a potato in there so they have some
moisture to keep them alive and we turn them into crane food!"
crane puppet that gives the cranes the mealworms. How? Meet Robo-Crane
and find out!
This! Journaling Question
is such extreme care taken to hide any human forms or sounds from
the young cranes? What suggestions, if any, can you think of to
rewards did you like when you were very young? What rewards do you
prefer now? Why do you think rewards work so well for training?
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